Golden Knights Sign 9-Year Veteran Defenseman To Multi-Year Extension

The Vegas Golden Knights have recently signed defenseman Ben Hutton to a two-year extension.

This decision, announced by General Manager Kelly McCrimmon on December 22, 2023, commits Hutton to the team with an average annual value of $975,000 through the 2025-26 season​.

Hutton, a native of Brockville, Ontario, has shown notable performance since joining the Golden Knights as a free agent in October 2021.

So far this season, he has recorded a goal and eight points across 28 games, along with a +7 plus/minus rating.

In his time with the team, he has played in 117 regular-season games, contributing 29 points (7 goals, 22 assists) and achieving a +15 rating.

During the 2023-24 season alone, Hutton participated in 28 games, accumulating eight points (1 goal, 7 assists), and ranking fifth on his team with a +7.

His NHL career spans 496 games, featuring tenures with the Golden Knights, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, and Vancouver Canucks​.

Before joining the NHL, Hutton had an collegiate career at the University of Maine, where he was recognized on the All-Hockey East First Team after the 2013-14 season.

His achievements extend to the international arena as well, where he was instrumental in leading Canada to a gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Hutton made his postseason debut against the Winnipeg Jets in April and celebrated his first Stanley Cup win with the Vegas Golden Knights.

He entered the NHL as a fifth-round pick (147th overall) by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft​​. Photo Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports